White Papers

These free DreamBox Learning white papers and briefs explore issues of interest to teachers, administrators, and school and district leaders.

Measuring Learning Success

This special report from the Center for Digital Education is about the power of rethinking assessments to improve student outcomes. Learn about tools and approaches that allow authentic, ongoing measurement, provide relevant feedback to students and educators, help inform and personalize learning, and apply intervention strategies to keep students on track.

Download free white paper

Blended Learning Innovations: 10 Major Trends

All of the ongoing advances and refinements in student-centered blended learning have the same aim: to prepare children for success in a rapidly evolving, globalized world driven by information technology. The future our children will inherit demands technological dexterity, the ability to think critically, and the development of flexible intelligence that will thrive in—and drive—change. This paper covers dominant trends, and takes a look at how innovative approaches are boosting achievement in elementary mathematics classrooms.

Download free white paper

Introduction To Blended Learning For Elementary Schools

Introduction to Blended Learning for Elementary Schools: Personalizing Math Learning for the K-5 Classroom It’s estimated that over 10.7 million students in the US will take part in blended learning by 2015. If you’re just getting started, this white paper can tell you how blended learning can increase math understanding, which models work best, and steps to get your blended learning math initiative started.

Download free white paper

Differentiating through Computer Environments

Can we harness computer technology and the World Wide Web for intervention? If so, what types of products would be helpful: drill on procedures, basic fact practice, environments designed to make routine math practice fun, exploration with feedback? Many current computer products on the market offer these things, and more, but are these enough to ensure powerful learning?

Download free chapter

Increasing Student Achievement with Adaptive Learning Technology

The editors of Tech & Learning surveyed 3,000 educators across the nation about how they are using adaptive learning software and systems, the benefits of its use, and future promise for student achievement. Review the Fall 2013 findings in this white paper.

Download free white paper

The Future of Personalized Learning in Elementary Schools

How are elementary students already personalizing learning? What are parents’ expectations for their child’s personalized learning? How well are today’s elementary schools meeting student and parent aspirations? These are some of the question answered in this white paper

Download free white paper

The Future of Learning

By harnessing the power of technology in the classroom, teachers are able to blend traditional classroom lesson plans with digital solutions which boosts productivity for students and teachers. Read about the many benefits of blended learning environments and how it will change the future of learning.

Download free white paper

Technology and Education - A Primer

Education has been the same for the last century, but there has been increased use of technology in the classroom. This is changing the landscape of education. Learn about how it's being implemented with multiple case studies.

Download free white paper

Pathways to Personalized Learning

An in-depth guide to what personalized learning is, how it's being used in the classroom, and how it's changing the way future of education.

Download free white paper

How to Successfully Plan for CCSS for Math

The 2013-2014 implementation deadline for the Common State Standards is fast approaching. If you are in one of the 46 states or DC that have adopted the CCSS, you will discover some common problems associated with the transition. Learn from the experiences of the Howard County school system as they plan for the first wave of Common Core assessments.

Download free white paper

Educators, Data & Decision Making

As educators face ever-increasing pressure to improve student achievement, data has assumed even greater importance in teaching and learning models. How can you organize people and processes to reach education objectives with data? This white paper will help guide your efforts to reach 21st century goals for evidence-based and data- driven methods to be more accountable as you personalize student learning.

Download free white paper

Making Math Work: K-8 Blended Learning

Educators now have the power to boost student engagement and achievement with an exciting innovation: blended learning. Making the shift to an online environment for a portion of the elementary school day can make teachers more productive and accelerate student accomplishment.

Download free white paper

Intelligent Adaptive Learning: An Essential Element of 21st Century Teaching and Learning

Intelligent adaptive learning is defined as digital learning that immerses students in modular learning environments where every decision a student makes is captured, considered in the context of sound learning theory, and then used to guide the student’s learning experiences. It adjusts the student’s path and pace within and between lessons, providing formative and summative data to the student’s teacher.

Download free white paper

An Elementary School Principal’s Guide

The transition to and implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics is a history-making opportunity. This get-started guide provides steps principals can use to lead and empower their learning community in greater focus, coherence and rigor in mathematics education.

Download free white paper

Leveraging Intelligent Adaptive Learning to Personalize Education

In this special white paper based upon the Speak Up 2011 national findings, Project Tomorrow has partnered with DreamBox Learning to explore a new concept in the use of technology to personalize learning—intelligent adaptive learning™.

Download free white paper

Intelligent Adaptive Learning: The Next Generation Technology

Get a detailed, behind-the-scenes view into the innovative technology in the DreamBox Learning intelligent adaptive learning platform. Learn how it ensures that all students, from struggling to advanced, work at their optimal level and achieve proficiency.

Download free white paper

Increasing Elementary Math Proficiency for English Language Learners

The numbers and needs of English language learners (ELLs) in K-12 mainstream classrooms are growing, and with them come new challenges for educators. With schools under immense pressure to raise the academic proficiency of ELLs, it has become clear that differentiated elementary math programs are needed to support teachers and address the challenges facing ELLs.

Download free white paper

How Adaptive Learning Technology Helps ALL Students Excel in Math

Now every student can achieve math proficiency. With the adaptive learning environment, students build comprehension and fluency. Outcomes are improved for all students through highly individualized instruction. Learn what's included in the most effective adaptive learning environments.

Download free white paper

Math Intervention and the Promise of Adaptive Learning

Adaptive learning is a promising approach within the Response to Intervention (RTI) model. Adaptive online technology assesses each student's comprehension and tailors individual learning paths, delivering the right lessons, sequencing, scaffolding and more, as well as reports on proficiency and progress.

Download free white paper

The Development of Mathematical Thinking

Learn to understand children's cognitive development and the appropriate math concepts they should be learning at each age from 4 to 8 years old. Teachers can share this guide with parents; it includes tips for family activities so they can support math learning at home during each stage of development.

Download free white paper

Helping Children be Successful in Math

Consider just how important family involvement is to a student's education. Share this guide with parents and they'll learn to foster a positive environment for math learning at home. Through many easy, everyday activities, they’ll help their children become math literate and prepared for success in a changing world.

Download free white paper